Friday, 20 July 2007 la Evening Post (Abertawe):

"A Protest will be held against plans by Carmarthenshire Council which, opponents claim, could threaten the existence of every small and medium village school in the county.On Monday, Carmarthenshire Council's executive board will be discussing a recommendation to adopt a new formula for funding for education.

The council said it was the first review since the authority's inception.

Council chiefs said it was important to ensure educational resources were properly focused.

Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Welsh language society, claims it could leave the county without small and medium-sized village schools, except for a small number in remote locations.

The Welsh Language society says the proposed formula would reduce the current support for smaller schools and federations, and, as a result, small village schools could lose large chunks of their funding."

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